Sicko recorded women as they tried on biki­nis

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By REX ROW­LANDS

A PEEP­ING Tom who se­cretly filmed sis­ters try­ing on biki­nis in chang­ing rooms at Asda used his iPad to record the video.

Ben­jamin Meyer is one of the first peo­ple to be con­victed of us­ing the hi-tech tablet de­vice to spy on his vic­tims.

Mar­ried Meyer was placed on the Sex Of­fend­ers Reg­is­ter af­ter he ad­mit­ted film­ing women in the su­per­mar­ket on at least nine oc­ca­sions.

The 30-year-old held his iPad over the top of the cu­bi­cle as the sis­ters, aged 18 and 22, stripped off to try on a num­ber of skimpy swim­suits.

Pros­e­cu­tor Rob­bie Brown told Perth Sher­iff Court: “What the ac­cused has been do­ing is at­tend­ing the chang­ing area at the premises and us­ing his iPad. He has placed it over the cu­bi­cle to watch the two ladies.


“The two ladies are sis­ters aged 18 and 22. They had gone in to try on biki­nis and swim­suits. That was on­go­ing when one of them no­ticed some­thing un­to­ward.”

Mr Brown added: “Se­cu­rity staff were in­formed and anal­y­sis of the CCTV footage led to the ac­cused. He was traced be­cause he’d used a card show­ing his iden­tity when he bought goods from the store.

“The po­lice be­came in­volved and the ac­cused sub­se­quently ad­mit­ted it to the po­lice. What the CCTV shows is a num­ber of in­stances where the de­vice is placed over the chang­ing room and then is low­ered and that oc­curs on nine oc­ca­sions over a pe­riod of 20 min­utes.”

The court heard Meyer was seen leav­ing the chang­ing area for a brief pe­riod be­fore re­turn­ing to carry out the same act. By the time po­lice ar­rested him he had deleted the files.

Meyer, of Cri­eff, Perthshire, ad­mit­ted us­ing the tablet com­puter to se­cretly record pics of the two women at Asda in Perth on Aug 13.

Sen­tence was de­ferred un­til next month for the prepa­ra­tion of so­cial work re­ports and he was placed on the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter.

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